Anchor Packing Company
Workers Exposed to Asbestos
This Canadian company got its start in 1909. Between 1917 and 1935, the company manufactured a wide range of packing materials. Anchor witnessed an expansion in production from 1939 until 1945, during wartime. Finally, Anchor became a subsidiary of Garlock in 1987, a phase that lasted until 1993 when the company put a stop to its operations. Anchor produced and distributed materials containing asbestos that were mostly used by the people working in industrial settings like refineries and shipyards.